Author: By Emma Routley - The Chronicle

Creswell HS ball fields suffering damage; CSD seeks greenskeeper

EMMA ROUTLEY/FILE PHOTO CSD baseball field have been affected by the mole infestation. CRESWELL – Groundskeeping has fallen below standard, said Mike Johnson, superintendent for Creswell School District, at the May 12 school board meeting. The biggest landscaping challenge at Creswell High School has escalated into what Johnson called “a[Read More…]

Schools resolving scheduling

As the weather gets warmer and this unpredictable school year comes to a close, Lane County school districts begin planning for graduation, summer learning and the return of a fully in-person school schedule for fall 2021. The challenge SPS faces hosting graduation ceremonies remains balancing safety concerns and providing celebration[Read More…]

Schools struggle to solve shortages

EMMA ROUTLEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO Right: Springfield Public Schools, which includes Page Elementary, has at least 50 open positions posted. Other area school districts are facing the same hiring challenges. Shortages of substitutes are a common theme in regional school districts, and are leaving staff feeling stretched thin. That’s according to Stephanie[Read More…]

Springfield students ask, listen and respond to Huerta’s message

Huerta SPRINGFIELD – A student-driven interview of Dolores Huerta – longtime social justice advocate, educator, and civil rights activist – was one of the highlights of this year’s Huerta/Chávez Celebration, an event that hopes to inspire students to stay strong and celebrate their different backgrounds. Huerta, who recently turned 91,[Read More…]

Three feet forward, risk levels back

EMMA ROUTLEY/CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO Creslane Elementary was ready to accommodate 6-foot distance requirements when students were first returning to in-person learning. Below, students are encouraged to wash their hands. Creswell School District aims to fill classes with more students, now that CDC permits 3 feet of desk space between students[Read More…]